so far this year private sector jobs have grown for eight months in a row. the average growth rate of about 95,000 a month. as i said, that's not a boom, but it is a recovery. >> susie: well, you know, those are good and positive and encouraging numbers, but we also have to add in that economists tell us we have to create 250,000 jobs a month to get that unemployment rate down, and we're far off from that? >> yeah. what is interesting here, there is another survey of employment, the household survey, where we actually call people up, rather than asking employers, and that shows that we are gaining over 200,000 a month so far this year. that's why the unemployment rate has come down to 10.1, to 9.6. it is still high, but i think clearly the job market is improving, and the odds of a double dip, which i never thought were high, are basically down to zero now. i'm not worried at all about the economy.